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Politics and Prose

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Nice place, helpful staff

After talking for about five minutes with the staff I had 10 more books on my to buy list, nice... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
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Great place to hang out on Saturday!

Visited Politics and Prose on a Saturday morning. This is a great bookstore and cafe that has that... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

After talking for about five minutes with the staff I had 10 more books on my to buy list, nice atmosphere, possibility to get a coffee.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Visited Politics and Prose on a Saturday morning. This is a great bookstore and cafe that has that "old school feel." Excellent selection of sandwiches, pastries, and coffees in he cafe. I found the book selection to be expansive across categories. Given that this bookstore...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

A Washington institution. Fabulous authors speak here every day. Current owners have expanded and improved the store and its offerings in many ways. Great vibe and cafe. Good classes offered. Support your local gems like this!

Thank mariaLeoOls
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A terrific place with knowledgeable, thoughtful and helpful staff. Wonderful speakers program. It is a neighborhood treasure.

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a very nice place to just sit around, do some reading and catch up on work. The food is also very, very good. My friends and I had quite a wide selection of food and all of it was very tasty. I recommend...More

Thank danibrig
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you like book stores, don't miss this one. My sister and her friend were always raving about this place and I finally went to see it. Fabulous old-style book store where you can spend hours just browsing. They have a coffee bar downstairs that...More

Thank Isabel F
Reviewed 8 July 2015

What a treat to find an old-fashioned neighborhood bookstore still alive and well and obviously profitable in a world of amazons and Barnes and Nobles. The branch I visited had an author giving a book talk to children from a neighborhood school and the bulletin...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

It's a DC landmark . They do readings and signings . It's a real treasure . What all bookstores should be . If you love books and coffee , you could easy spend half a day there .

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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Politics and Prose is truly one of the best bookstores in the US and the world for that matter. There is a great staff that oversees a great selection of books both current and classic. There is a cool cafe downstairs with a small but...More

2  Thank laser20814
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Politics & Prose is my favorite spot. We live across the street and go here all the time – great author events, huge selection, go-to spot for finding gifts, knowledgeable staff, cozy coffee shop downstairs.

Thank Kate F
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Response from chinesesun | Reviewed this property |
I have attended several events over the years. I do not recall numbered tickets. Seating is first come first served. For very popular authors, the organizers have shifted the venue to an auditorium. Most authors stay to... More